Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Spirit of Christmas



The spirit of Christmas is defined in many ways. For some folks Christmas is defined by bustling shoppers and brightly colored lights. For others it is the quiet of a candlelit church service or the closeness of those we love. The youngest among us are sure to define this blessed holiday by the generosity of Jolly Old St. Nick.

No matter your definition, the message of the Christmas season shines through as one of giving. This is so wonderfully expressed at the blog of my dear friend Fannie Narte who is hosting the most generous of giveaways. She and her friends "The Frostees" have shopped in many Etsy shops, mine included. The handcrafted items found there are all included in the generous giveaway.

Fannie is one of the dearest souls I have had the pleasure to get to know through this wonderful online art world. She has a heart the size of her state of Texas and of solid gold indeed. You would be remiss if you failed to stop by Fannie's blog ...for this giveaway, yes, but indeed for a whole lot more. Every day is a treat at Fannie's and you will never be disappointed.

© Nancy Lefko

16 comments:

Ginger*:)* said...

This is excellent. And your comments are so true. There is a wonder about this and your gift for showing this special moment makes it a perfect holiday piece.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wonderful creation and post Nancy. Fannie does really know how to keep the spirit of the holidays alive and well! Hope you are enjoying our lovely NH weather - would be nice to have a bit of the white stuff on the ground for Christmas.

Flying Colors said...

This image is adorable. You sure have an imagination Nancy...
I'm going to have to call Santa. Do you know his #?

I will visit Fannie's blog. Have a great week!

Faruffa said...

DELIZIOSA!!!

Juan said...

Magical!

studio lolo said...

Wonderful collage! It puts me in the spirit!

I'm just checking in to see how you are with the ice storm that hit NH. Yikes!

I hope you're safe and warm :)

Our move is on hold until spring, depending on finding work, etc.

julie king said...

such a fun and delightful piece, nancy!!!

thanks for the link to fannie's blog!

Kelly B. said...

Beautiful work. And I quite agree with your message. Love it!

Fannie said...

Hi, Nancy~

Checking in to see how you're doing with the ice storm, etc. I hope you're well. Take care.

The Frostees' appreciate you--me too! ;-D

You are loved!

Candace Trew Camling said...

this is such a sweet and simple little collage I adore it!

Heather said...

oh! this is TOO sweet! Love it! Reminds me of my ornery little one!~

Roberta said...

Fannie is so sweet... you are too!
Sending warm wishes your way!

Sherry said...

DITTO! Fannie is the best and your collages are amazing. I sure hope the weather woes up your way brighten up soon.

Christine Baier said...

Wonderful and special Christmas card. I love it! Merry Christmas to you!

Karen Mowrey said...

I love this! I "beelieve" too. Santa had actually called me for some items for others this year...very exciting.

I love the colors in this too, very sweet

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Nancy, this one melts my heart. My oldest learned the "truth" about Santa from a friend, and she is having such a hard time this Christmas. She wants so very hard to believe again. Will this one be for sale in your shop? It's absolutely adorable.